Radeon 9600 Flickers in 3D games

By camel21 · 9 replies
Jan 11, 2005
  1. When i play games in a 3D environment on my Radeon 9600 Pro like unreal tournament 2004, doom3, lineage 2
    The textures seem to flicker..
    Whats wrong? :/

    I have updated its drivers to latest but even before i updated the drivers i still had flickering problems in 3D games.

    My Comp Specs are:
    Amd Athlon(tm) XP 2100+
    512Mb Ram
    OS:Windows XP

    Much help appreciated..
  2. Hudson

    Hudson TS Rookie

    Try turning fast-writes off in your display properties
  3. camel21

    camel21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tried that, doesn't seem to work.
    argh.. this is annoying..
    I can't find any solutions to this problem, Ive searched so many sites but people dont seem to have the same problem I do.
  4. Hudson

    Hudson TS Rookie

    Funny because I had the exact identical problem for the longest time and thats what it eventually came to be. Try bumping up your agp voltage in your bios by 0.1 point...I had to bump mine up from 1.6 to 1.8 to fix a big framerate issue. I do however get massive flickering in Neverwinter Nights since I decided to format. I have an Asus 9600XT 128mb, and so far it is a POS. My gf has a 9600pro in an athlon XP1600+ and it kicks my computers *** in framerates...and like you i have read and searched through many many forums and found nothing.
  5. camel21

    camel21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Um, how exactly do you up you agp voltage? Im noobish
    Hopefully this will fix my problem.. (please!!!)
  6. Hudson

    Hudson TS Rookie

    Well different motherboards have different options. Mine for example when I get into my bios in under 'JumperFree Configuration' and when I set my 'AI Overclock Tuner' to Manual it opens up more fine tuning options. From here I have an 'AGP VDDQ Voltage' which is set to 1.50v from the factory. I had to change mine to 1.80v to fix framerate issues. I dont think that has anything to do with your exact problem though. When you find your settings, try bumping it in .10v increments and I really wouldnt trust pushing it more than .30v total
  7. camel21

    camel21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sigh.. didnt seem to work, oh well.. thanks for ur help anyway.
    Hmm maybe it could be my power supply? Its pretty old
  8. camel21

    camel21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i bought a 400w power voltage and installed it, made no difference though..
    oh well, i think this is the last time i buy anything that has ati related..
  9. nein

    nein Banned Posts: 109

    Use quality Anisotropic mode only, though quality for ATI isn't what real quality actually supposed to be. ATI only used 2D Anisotropic which is broken in 3D space (marketing terminology = "smart and adaptive"), even in quality mode it would still flicker just less of it, adding FSAA will smear the flickerings a little bit more away.

    Alternately if you still notice the flickering in quality mode then force Trilinear usage only in all your games. ATI's Trilinear nowaday in newer hardware actually used real 3D filtering algorithm, very unlike the old 2D version used in older series hardware.
  10. StaticAtraction

    StaticAtraction TS Rookie

    I know this topic hasn't been updated in a long time but I couldn't help the fact that I recently just started having this problem with my Radeon 9600. I've searched tons of forums and join this one just for this reason.
    The flickering accurs when I attempt to play Command & Conquer: Generals and even when viewing the 3D preview in Catalyst Control. The flickering is very severe and seemed to start happening out of no where.

    Asus A7V8X-X
    AMD Athlon XP
    1 gig ram
    350watt power supply
    Windows XP Pro SP2

    Here is some info about the graphics software and hardware.

    Driver Packaging Version: 8.241-060321a1-031959C-ATI
    CATALYST® Version: 06.4
    Provider: ATI Technologies Inc.
    2D Driver Version:
    Direct3D Version:
    OpenGL Version:
    CATALYST® Control Center Version: 1.2.2271.39125
    AIW/VIVO WDM Driver Version:
    AIW/VIVO WDM SP Driver Version:
    TV WONDER / TV WONDER VE Driver Version: 6.13.2408

    Graphics Chipset: RADEON 9600 SERIES
    Bus Type: AGP
    Current Bus Setting: AGP 4X
    BIOS Version:
    BIOS Part Number: 113-A03415-103
    BIOS Date: 2003/11/13
    Memory Size: 128 MB
    Memory Type: DDR SGRAM / SDRAM
    Core Clock in MHz: 500 MHz
    Memory Clock in MHz: 297 MHz
    Primary Display: Yes
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